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Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 17 998 570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Thank you for joining us this season. Our NEW season will begin June...
Thank you for joining us this season. Our NEW season will begin June - August 2015 available every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. During April - May there will be occasional performances hosted by the Children of Bassac as part of a capacity building exercise. For more details you can email Cambodian Living Arts. Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015. Change in Schedule: There will be NO show during the Water Festival November 5,6,7. The regular schedule will resume Saturday November 8.
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A Good Night Out

We went here 3 times, once for each show. The first, the Children of Bassac was made up of a number of traditional dances. My daughter and I enjoyed it very much. It is the only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We went here 3 times, once for each show. The first, the Children of Bassac was made up of a number of traditional dances. My daughter and I enjoyed it very much. It is the only place I know were you can get a close view of a high quality show for $15 ($13 if you buy your tickets early).... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Saw the Aspara and Village Dance Performance. Witness the revival of Cambodian Professional Dance! Great site consisting of Aspara in which dancers use poses found on Angkor religious carvings. And village culture dances like ones to bless the village with prosperity or a good harvest. The foundation's goal is to pay a living wage to the dancers and technicians needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cambodian-French guy speaking here. I was a bit reluctant because the reviews sounded too goods to be true. As a matter of fact, the troop really deserve 5 stars !! I saw the same kind of show in Siem Reap and this one is way more professional and depict what is really the Khmer culture ! Every dancers are beautiful,... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Performance definitely entertain me. The music was excellent and and dancers were very professional.

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I just saw the shadow puppet performance. It was very well done, as much a dance as a puppet show but the puppets are works of art as well. Don't miss this and their standard dance performance held on different nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I've gone to 3 shows there now and each has been excellent. It's a great place to go in the evenings if you're near the riverside.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The dancers were very professional and musicians were very talented. The demonstrated very well of the living arts of Cambodia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great cause-- money goes to supporting artists in Cambodia (90% were killed during the Khmer Rouge Regime). Music, singing, dancing; creative and authentic. This show was a great introduction to the performing arts of Cambodia, and absolutely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is different show and one of best show in Phnom Penh. They have different kind of story and depend on the day. I would recommend everyone come to Phnom Penh, may visit this show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fantastic Show! I think it's a vital part of traditional culture that we get a window into. Would definitely say it's worth the time on your trip to the city.

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